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Deck the Halls with Data Compliance: A Festive Guide for Local Councils

Ho-Ho-Hold the Inbox! A Christmas Clean-Up for Councils

As we don our festive hats and the Christmas lights twinkle, it's not just our homes that need a bit of a spruce up. Yes, it's that most wonderful time of the year again – a time for joy, for giving, and, most importantly, for clearing out those cluttered email inboxes!


The True Meaning of Christmas: Data Protection

While we all love the jingle of bells and the rustle of wrapping paper, let's not forget another crucial aspect of the season – data protection! As local councils, we handle a sleigh-load of personal data daily, and it's our duty to ensure it's as well-managed as Santa's naughty and nice list.


Making a List, Checking it Twice: Email Retention Review

Have you been naughty or nice with your data this year? It's time to check that list twice. Old emails, like last year's Christmas cake, might just be taking up unnecessary space. They could be a source of outdated personal data that you no longer need. Let's not let our inboxes turn into the Ghosts of Christmas Past!


Gift Yourself a Clutter-Free Inbox

Consider this your festive fairy godmother's advice: Gift yourself the joy of a clean, compliant inbox. Review those old emails – if they spark joy and are still needed, keep them. If not, it's time to let them go. Send them off to the digital North Pole, also known as the trash bin.


A New Year, A Fresh Start: Email Policy Renewal

As the New Year approaches, it's the perfect time for a fresh start. Let's make a resolution to regularly review your email retention policies. Clutter-free inboxes mean a clutter-free mind, and what better way to start 2024 than with a streamlined and efficient email system?


Jingle Bell Rock Your Inbox!

So, grab a mince pie, put on your favorite festive tunes, and let's get decluttering. Remember, every deleted unnecessary email is a step towards a more efficient and compliant council.

And here's a little Christmas cracker joke to end on:

Why did the email go to therapy? Because it had too many attachments!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your very own data protection elf!

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